Many filmmakers seek to change the world using media as an educational tool. They have a great film, maybe even some lesson plans and an interactive website that they know students will love. Will all their hard work pay off and ultimately get their film into classrooms? Capturing the attention of students and educators is not easy. What are K–12 students watching? How are filmmakers and organizations creating content that is useful to students and teachers, and how are they delivering it? Panelists Sophie Constantinou (Citizen Film; Love Lunch Community), Daven Gee (Katahdin Productions), Marcia Jarmel (Speaking in Tongues, Patchwork Films), teacher Maria Jenerik and Annelise Wunderlich (ITVS, National Community Engagement and Education Manager) will share their stories of and experiences with making films that are great educational resources, as well as the strategies and tactics they use to engage students through media.
Added by cinesoul on February 10, 2011